Five of Christian Grey’s 50 Shades We Should Be Discussing (Instead of Sex and Bondage)

February 11, 2015

I have a confession to make. I read the 50 Shades of Grey books. All 3 of them. In spite of the horrible writing, and the fact that I skimmed through at least 1/3 of the contents, I devoured the books. Now, several years later, I am reading all of these articles that are vehemently against […]

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Orange Chocolate Bath Soak

February 10, 2015

What better way to gift someone special than with spa-like goodies that calms, relaxes, and soothes? Homemade bath salts and soaks make a great gift for teachers, friends, and loved ones this Valentine’s Day. The best part is that they are super easy and, with only 2-3 ingredients, relatively inexpensive to make. So, instead of buying a […]

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My Invisalign Experience

February 9, 2015

A guest post by Ethan Young When my mom told me that I would possibly be getting Invisalign to correct my crowded teeth, I was a bit worried. I was afraid it would hurt, kids at school would make fun of me, the aligners would be irritating when I eat and frustrating to clean. But, […]

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Scrapbook Your Way Through the New Year

January 26, 2015

I used to make scrapbooks. In fact, I have one for each of my twins’ first year. I may even have one for Julia’s… It’s been so long, I honestly don’t remember. My goal was to create a book for each year, even if it was a family album. I would spend hours and hours cutting, […]

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Top 5 Shows for Preschoolers #StreamTeam

January 25, 2015

Timothy is the only kiddo home with me during the day, while all of his siblings are at school. Often he gets quite bored with me and Bella, and I resort to putting on a Netflix show or two for him in the afternoon. Of course, he has his favorites, but fortunately his favorites are mostly entertaining […]

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Stay Fit and Feel Better

January 23, 2015

I always feel best when I am most active. Unfortunately, with the holidays and such, I wasn’t able to work out at the gym as regularly as I’d like. I was, however, able to do some simple stretches and exercises at home just to stay fit, so I would feel my best. Simple Stretches: Neck Roll Shoulder […]

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The Holidays Have Come and Gone

January 6, 2015

If you are anything like me, you hate to see the holidays go. After all of the planning, prep, fun, and excitement, the regular everyday busyness of life takes over again and the holidays become just a memory. This year, mainly because of our pending move, but also maybe because we bought a dead live tree, […]

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Ring in the New Year with King Julien #StreamTeam

December 30, 2014

Our “grown ups only” plans for ringing in the New Year fell through, so we are spending a quiet evening here at home with the kiddos. Are you spending New Year’s Eve with your kids, like we are? If so, I have some great news – Netflix and Kind Julien have made it possible to […]

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Drunk Gummy Bears

December 28, 2014

Are you looking for a tasty last-minute addition to your New Year’s Eve plans? Well, look no further, because I have the perfect thing – Drunk Gummy Bears! They are incredibly simple to make, requiring only a couple of ingredients most you will be able to gather at your local Walmart. There are just a […]

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New Year’s Eve Glam {Beauty Look}

December 27, 2014

I love playing with my makeup, but I don’t often wear a whole lot. Most days, if I leave the house, I wear a BB Cream, some mascara, and a bit of lip gloss. It’s on special occasions – date nights and holidays – that I play it up a bit. For New Year’s Eve, […]

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#StandTall with a Family Movie Night

December 26, 2014

Jim Caviezel is one of my favorite actors. He has stayed true to his personal beliefs and plays in movies that are wholesome and great for the whole family. Some of our all-time favorites are The Count of Monte Christo and Frequency, but centered around teamwork, perseverance, mentorship, sacrifice, discipline and family, When the Game Stands Tall has just been […]

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Stock Up for Baby

December 22, 2014

Start the new year off prepares by stocking up on all your favorite essentials for your babies and kiddos - like Huggies, Pull-Ups and Goodnites. Check out the Stock Up and Save event at Walmart and save BIG!! Be sure you visit to get the following coupons for all of your favorites: Huggies Diapers - $2.00 off any 1 pack of […]

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Getting Your Home Ready for Christmas with Total Home

December 21, 2014

There are only days left before our favorite Holiday of the year. Are your presents wrapped? Is all your baking done? What about your home – is it all decorated and clean? Total Home, a CVS/pharmacy exclusive line of home care necessities, is helping me get ready for our Christmas Day celebrations. At up to […]

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CWIST and Bless Others This Season

December 20, 2014

Back on Giving Tuesday, I told y’all about CWIST – an incentive-based digital learning platform where parents and educators can share ideas, motivate kids to learn and teach valuable life lessons – and their Kids CWIST for Kids program. Did you have a chance to check it out? I’d love to hear about your experience! […]

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The Miracle-Gro AeroGarden :: A Great Gift Idea {Review Part 2}

December 19, 2014

Do you need another gift idea? It’s not too late to pick up an AeroGarden. It truly is the perfect gift for any one who, like me, have not a green thumb! I first told you about the AeroGarden when I set it up in my kitchen. If you remember, I told you all about how fun […]

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10 Last Minute Gift Ideas

December 18, 2014

If you are anything like me, there are a few last minutes items that you need to pick up to complete your Christmas list. Please tell me I am not alone! Thank goodness for Walmart – they makes it super simple. My go-to last minute gifts for any adult is a good jar candle, or a pillar […]

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Check out the Holiday Fragrance Gift Center at

December 17, 2014

Holiday shopping is tough and knowing what to buy for all the people on your list can be complicated. To help simplify the process (while you save big!) visit the Holiday Fragrance Gift Center at to unlock a $4 coupon by taking a fun quiz. Then, head to your nearest Walmart store and start shopping! They […]

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Siblings are a Gift

December 16, 2014

My kids are partners in crime and buddies for life. If there’s mischief to be had, there will be at least a few siblings in the middle of it. You don’t come in between them, either. For as much as they might squabble and annoy each other, that’s a sibling’s right and privilege that no […]

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Make Your Own Snowflake Candles {DIY Tutorial}

December 16, 2014

This Snowflake Candle Centerpiece is an incredibly simple wintery DIY project. It is classy and elegant, but won’t take more than an hour to complete using our three easy steps, and only requires a few supplies. Start by gathering the following items: Battery Operated Candles Pearly Push Pins Wire Cutters Sticks Epsom Salts Craft Glue […]

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The Air Storm Firetek Bow is Great for Kids of All Ages!

December 15, 2014

When Timmy saw the Air Storm iretek Bow on shelves at Walmart, he immediately lit up! Then, he saw the bow and arrows light up and he told me that he just had to have it. Being that I am a big fan of bows and arrows myself, I decided to pick it up for […]

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Great Gift Idea – Incredibly Easy Peppermint Bark

December 14, 2014

Growing up, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, my Mom would set aside several days amongst the hustle and bustle to bake with my sisters and me. Later, we would get together for a big baking day. We would make pies and cookies, and other sweet treats. I have carried on this tradition with my own children. Cranberry Chocolate Chunk […]

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Holiday Entertaining with Gold Emblem

December 13, 2014

Unfortunately, this year we aren’t doing much entertaining, what with our upcoming move and all. However, we still plan to have a few neighbors over for some holiday cheer. And, what better to serve our guests than some delicious goodies? Gold Emblem – a premier food, beverage and snack line, available exclusively at CVS/pharmacy – […]

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